• Released
  • July 14, 2000
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Its easygoing, disarming air will endear it to its target audience, who will appreciate this movie as much for the lifestyle it depicts as its actual story.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Because Chutney Popcorn knows its characters deeply enough to let them determine events, it rises above formula. It is also unusually well acted.
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San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
The film is alt-schmaltz, and it'll do.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Her story (Ganatra) -- and the rest of the gifted, multicultural cast that brings it to life -- represents another step in the evolving face of film.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
There's some lumpy writing and uneasy acting, but it's easy to see why this charming, inventive film won prizes at festivals in Berlin, San Francisco and Newport, R.I.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
What's amazing is how much first-time director Ganatra and cowriter Susan Carnival get right.
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Village Voice

By Jessica Winter
The director has a fitfully deployed gift for droll humor, but Chutney Popcorn mostly provides evidence that the ins and outs of the improvised multiparent family can be as prosaic as the nuclear Eisenhower model.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Her direction is weak, her dialogue is cliched, and her acting lacks energy and focus.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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